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NCBTMB Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Requirements

It is our current understanding that for Board Certification renewal the NCBTMB requires massage therapists to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years. Of the 24 CE hours, 3 CE hours must be in ethics. Only 4 CE hours can be in self-care.

What We Can Do For You!

  • You may take all 24 hours of continuing education through our 160+ home study programs.
  • You can use our various ethics continuing education courses to satisfy your 3 CE hour ethics requirement.
  • Please note, a maximum of 4 CE hours can be in courses on self-care.

For more information regarding recertification requirements beyond just continuing education, please visit

If you would like to verify this information, or have further questions regarding your massage therapy continuing education requirements, we suggest contacting the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) directly. The telephone number for the NCBTMB is 800-296-0664 or visit their website at

Remember, the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider (#049478-00) and Health Positive! is a division of the Institute. All of our continuing education programs can be used for your Board Certification renewal.

You may also use our credits for other organizations you belong to such as the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

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